Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek

Regarded as one of the mostly visited, trekkers favorite and the most popular short trekking routes in Nepal, Poonhill trek has everything you can expect within maximum 7 days of hike. Starting from Birethati and following the dirt road to Hile, the trail on the first day walk gets you prepared for the mighty uphill to Ghorepani via Ulleri village where you get along with many other trekkers on the way. Walking in the dense rhododendron forest which is also the largest in the world, you never stop getting amazed within every bend, every corner and every narrow gorge of the streams. Early morning walk to Poon hill is tough yet doable as some trekkers find it very hard due to the inclination on the 340 meters ascend- after all, it is always worth it. Grabbing a cup of tea from the teashop at the view point and eagerly waiting for the sun to hit the mountains and taking as much photographs as possible as the color of the mountains change, is one of the best moments of this whole trek. The ups and downs to Tadapani  andGhandruk is moderately painful for the muscles and knees but the scenery you witness makes you endure this all. Ghandruk, the large village inhibited by Gurung people fascinates you with a breathtaking view of Annapurna, enchanting local culture and lifestyle as well as variety of lodging/dining facilities offered by the villagers. You can extend the trek towards Landruk and Dhampus or you can opt for Jhinu dada where you can indulge into the natural hot springs to heal your muscles and bones. This trek is suitable for all generations; with family, friends, couples, travel buddies and of course solo to large groups.

Trip Highlights of Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek

  • Short access to see Himalayas
  • Gurung\Magar hospitality
  • Fit for all level of trekkers
  • Most popular trek in Nepal
  • View from poonhill
  • Comfortable lodging
  • Gateway to Annapurna base camp
  • World’s largest rhododendron forest

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathamandu to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Tikhedhunga
  • Day 04: Trek from TikhedhungatoGhorepani
  • Day 05: Sunrise view early morning walk to Poonhill and back and trek from Ghorepani to Tandapani
  • Day 06: Trek from Tandapani to Ghandruk
  • Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 08: Trek back to Kathmandu
  • Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02 :Drive from Kathamandu to Pokhara
  • Day 03 :Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Tikhedhunga
  • Day 04 :Trek from TikhedhungatoGhorepani
  • Day 05 :Sunrise view early morning walk to Poonhill and back and trek from Ghorepani to Tandapani
  • Day 06 :Trek from Tandapani to Ghandruk
  • Day 07 :Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 08 :Trek back to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • All transportations during the trip
  • All necessary documents and paperwork (TIMS cards and permit)
  • Highly experienced English speaking Government Registered trekking guide and porter to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Guide and porter salaries, equipment, food and lodging, insurance and transportation)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Chlorine treated drinking water
  • Accommodation: Private /Share and single/double room in Mountain
  • First aid box
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Souvenir

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, WIFI, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, boiled water and hot shower)
  • Tipping and donations
Price from US$ 1650 US$ 600 (Per Person)
  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationHotels, Lodges and Tea Houses
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